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Actigall Allergy In Children
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Months: It's a slow acting medication in that regard and not 100% successful. It takes a few months, so stock up patience. ...Read more
No: Why would you want it anyways?Get a more detailed answer ›
Will Ursodiol stop my psc from progressing and keep me from feeling so fatigued? So far I'm not feeling any better.
There is no: Proven benefit of ursodeoxy cholic acid in PSC other than possibly improving liver enzyme abnormalities. It does not improve symptoms , long term risk for progression , death or need for liver Transplant. It does in PBC, a different condition. Google "aasld guidelines PSC" for a detailed review of the disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi my sgot & spgt are 67, 97. I use to consume 180ml of vodka n daily basis. Should i take ursodiol 300? Please advice
No : The treatment for mild alcoholic hepatitis involves only abstinence from alcohol - and possibly diet as well, including modest amounts of protein and adequate vitamins, including at least 50 mg of b1 (thiamine) and 0.4 mg of Folic Acid per day. How long after stopping alcohol were your liver tests done. It should be repeated in 3-6 months, together with an albumin/inr. Get into a support system. ...Read more
Are some procedure available (non surgical procedure ) which can be utilised for removal of gb stone. Do medicine like ursodiol melt gb stone.?
Not very successful: There were medicines made for dissolving gallstones, but they were not very successful, so doctors recommended removing the gall bladder. A G.I. Specialist or a hepatologist (liver specialist) can give more details, but it sounded like only some kinds of small gallstones could be dissolved while other kinds could not; and stones could form again if the diseased gallbladder remained. ...Read more
I am 53, I have a 150 mm gallstone, never had one before. Is Actigall (ursodiol) treatment a good option for my condition?
Yes, but...: Why bother, when the stones may recur after dissolution? If you are dead-set against gallbladder removal, or have medical contraindications to the surgery, then stone dissolution therapy is an option. Can use oral cheno or urso) which is costly and works about 1/2 the time over 6 months (poor candidates have calcified stones), or direct infusion of mtbe into the biliary tree. 150 mm=6 inch stone?! ...Read more
My friend is having an allergic reaction to ursodiol. Is there another effective medication she can take? Our something to counter act it?
Very unlikely: Ursodiol gets it name from urso meaning bear. This is just another form of bile and allergic reactions are extremely unlikely. Ursodiol is mainly used to treat bile sludge and primary biliary cirrhosis. There is urso-forte alarger dose version of ursodiol. But there are no substitutes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi I am on a very low calorie diet and would like a prescription for ursodiol to prevent gall stones.how can I get one online?
Not here: This is the public HT site where volunteer docs answer health questions. We do not prescribe. Medical boards require docs to have a patient relationship, records, recent physical & vital signs to treat patients. Failure to do so can result in loss or restriction of their license. If you have a doc, call them, if not you should if your diet will require medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have pbc, overlap of autoimmune hepatitis, i take 2000 mg/day ursodiol and 20 mg/day atorvastatin .Can I do anything to relieve the chronic fatigue?
Why won't my doctor prescribe ursodiol to me? I rejected gallbladder surgery. I've been attack-free for long stretches of time and I have fewer stones in my latest ultrasound.
Not primary Rx: the primary treatment of symptomatic gall stones is laparoscopic surgery....ursodiol maybe used if primary treatment is not possible....Iursodiol treatment, in my experience is also not that effective and side effect rate is a bit too high.....Dr. Murray Wellner ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bro has 16mm gallstone, the doctor can't rectify if it's cholesterol stones or pigment ones. Can he use ursodiol or actigall or urso medication and see if they dissolve instead of gallbladder removal?
Risk of gallstones: Gallstones remain asymptomatic or cause life threatening infection and obstruction. Docs recommend gallbladder removal when gallstones are diagnosed and patient has symptoms, bloating, belching, pain. The risk/benefit analysis favors gallbladder removal before life threatening complications occur. Dissolving a stone is reserved for patients too high risk for surgery. Be well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Liver diagnosis 60 f -ast302/alt438 ANA pos. Us neg liver biopsy 1st dr diagnosis pri biliary cirrhosis. 2nd dr autoimmune hep. diangosis ursodiol 5wk retest. Do you agree?
Yes, need follow up: You have a combination of primary biliary cirrhosis (pbc) and autoimmune hepatitis (aih). The treatments are different, ursodeoxycholic acid is used to treat pbc, but may not bring down the ast/alt elevation associated with aih. If the urso does not bring down the ast/alt, you may need additional medications, such as steroids or azathioprine, to control the aih. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers